Utility met with officials prior to recant of service cuts

Company seeks Utah leaders' support for costly improvements

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  • Hello!!
    Sept. 19, 2008 8:20 a.m.

    Has anyone yet noticed the inflation rate of over 5%? Is it possible Rocky Mtn Power is struggling to stay up with it just like everyone else?

  • Strapped
    Sept. 19, 2008 6:49 a.m.

    it is sad that with the economy the way that it is, that taxes and power and gas prices are being raised so much. I can't even afford to take my kids to the dentist anymore. I just got a second job and my husband is trying to get a swing shift job after his regular job. When are big monopolies and government going to take a hit, instead of sticking it to us whenever they start to feel the pain?

  • Choices
    Sept. 19, 2008 5:53 a.m.

    We should have 2 choices for service
    We could just drop Rocky Mountain altogether

  • Tom
    Sept. 19, 2008 5:37 a.m.

    Rocky Mountain's temper tantrum response to their failed attempt at a huge increase is unsettling because it provides valuable insight into their business acumen and their character. Had they chosen a reasoned response and sought to meet with government officials to argue their case further, that would have reflected more favorably on their management. Instead, we now know these folks need further scrutiny and oversight. Rocky Mountain, as a matter of indisputable fact, has raped, pillaged and plundered the the electrical grid system in their service area by failing to make needed improvements and adopting a "when it fails, we'll replace it" mindset that causes individuals and families to suffer with no recourse. Also, Rocky Mountain doesn't want to be the energy bargain as the cost of natural gas and oil-based fuels (propane, heating oil, gasoline and diesel)ascends through the stratosphere.

    Ask yourself why Utah Power & Light sold out and why we've gone through so many subsequent sales. There's a reason folks. It wasn't for your benefit, guaranteed.

  • TommyP
    Sept. 19, 2008 3:33 a.m.

    If I'm not mistaken, doesn't UP&L, sorry Rocky Mountain, sell the power they make in the Utah power generations facilities on the open market?

    I also thought I read somewhere that they produced more power in the state than the state uses so they sell quite a bit of power at higher rates than Utahns pay, partly because we are a power producing state as opposed to like California, that consumes more power than is produced there.

  • Trust but Verify
    Sept. 19, 2008 12:52 a.m.

    After Enron, it can be no less than "trust but verify". We need experts to look in depth at this situation. If they deserve the money, give it to them, if not then don't and tell everyone why and what the situation is.